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Trivellini, Samanta.   Interferences litteraires / Literaire interferenties 17 (2015): 85-99. Available at
Considers four frame-tale versions of the Philomela story--Margaret Atwood's "Nightingale" in "The Tent" (2006), George Pettie's in "A Petite Pallace of Pettie His Pleasure" (1576), Chaucer's in LGW, and Gower's in "Confessio Amantis"--focusing on…

Shutters, Lynn.   Chaucer Review 52.1 (2017): 85-105.
Discusses how LGW represents marital affection as contentious and unstable.

Schwebel, Leah.   Chaucer Review 52.1 (2017): 29-45.
Argues that Chaucer employs Livy's and Augustine's stories of Lucretia as a way to hold up feminine virtue, rather than repeating their negative attributes exhibited in the source material.

Schiff, Randy P.   Postmedieval 6.1 (2015): 23-35.
Argues that in the Dido account of LGW Chaucer "channels" deep-seated cultural "anxiety about Phoenicians as he asserts his place in a Roman-centered Western tradition." By "removing the story of Dido's diasporic leadership, and misidentifying her…

Rushton, Cory.   Rushton, Cory, ed. Disability and Medieval Law: History, Literature, Society (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2013), pp. 157-73.
Investigates several motifs in the LGW account of Philomela: victimhood, "inappropriate sovereignty," muteness, orality and legal witnessing, "tapestry-as-prosthesis," rape as a property crime, and lack of legal remedy, arguing that Chaucer's tale…

McCormick, Betsy, Leah Schwebel, and Lynn Shutters.   Chaucer Review 52.1 (2017): 3-11.
Explores why LGW unsettles readers and outlines this special issue of "Chaucer Review."

Lee, Jenny Veronica.   Dissertation Abstracts International A74.02 (2013): n.p.
Investigates how Chaucer, Gower, Langland, Usk, and Hoccleve use confessional discourse to challenge Latinity and "authorize their own literary productions." Includes discussion of the "self-abasing literary self-portrayals as penitents" found in…

Keller, Wolfram R.   Thomas Honegger and Dirk Vanderbeke, eds. From Peterborough to Faery: The Poetics and Mechanics of Secondary Worlds; Essays in Honour of Dr. Allan G. Turner's 65th Birthday (Zurich: Walking Tree, 2014), pp. 1-24.
Describes the medieval understanding of "faculty psychology"--the three cells or ventricles where imagination, logic, and memory reside--and argues that HF "takes the audience" through the three ventricles, while exploring the creative potential of…

Harlan-Haughey, Sarah.   Chaucer Review 52.3 (2017): 341-60.
Examines the ways in which the Legend of Ariadne in LGW reflects Chaucer's concerns over the cyclical and repeating tragedies of history.

Dumitrescu, Irina.   Chaucer Review 52.1 (2017): 106-23.
Explores the role of the narrator in LGW as being culpable in his deception by telling idealized stories of women who suffer and die.

Dinshaw, Carolyn.   Chaucer Review 52.1 (2017): 162-66.
Provides an afterword to the special issue on LGW, focusing on the theme of love's loss, and presents an argument that Prince's song "When You Were Mine" provides a foil for the women of LGW.

Cook, Megan L.   Chaucer Review 52.1 (2017): 124-42.
Claims that LGW may have been viewed in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries as a response to TC and as an allegory for how Chaucer may have interacted with patrons.

Collette, Carolyn.   Chaucer Review 52.1 (2017): 12-28.
Investigates Chaucer's multiple registers of speech in order to explore social harmony and discord in LGW as it pertains to women's desires.

Burger, Glenn.   Chaucer Review 52.1 (2017): 66-84.
Connects LGW with the "Livre du Chevalier de la Tour Landry" and the "Menagier de Paris." Suggests that the domestic sphere of "Livre du Chevalier de la Tour Landry" and the "Menagier de Paris" offers a place for productive, satisfying love; however,…

Sung,Wei-ko.   EurAmerica: A Journal of European and American Studies 46.1 (2016): 1-44.
Surveys "the idea literary fame" in classical and medieval traditions (Homer, Hesiod, Virgil, Statius, and Dante); analyzes Petrarch's notion more extensively; and examines HF to show that though Chaucer, "like Petrarch, was intimately familiar with…

Schneider, Thomas R.   Dissertation Abstracts International A75.05 (2014): n.p.
Studies physical motion, readerly motion, and other motions related to texts in late medieval English literature, including a chapter on Chaucer's "engagement with motion as a concept in natural philosophy" in HF and PF, connecting it with the…

Mertens Fleury, Katharina.   Wurzburg: Konigshausen & Neumann, 2014.
Studies the uses of allegory in western literature--classical, continental, and English, from Prudentius to George Herbert--with emphasis on growth and variety in the tradition, signals to allegory in the texts, and embedded uses of allegory as well…

Lightsey, Scott.   Chaucer Review 52.2 (2017): 188-201.
Explores the significance of Chaucer's travels through Kent. Claims that HF resonates with the cult and Church of St. Leonard in Kent.

Guastella, Gianni.   Oxford:Oxford University Press, 2016.
Includes a chapter entitled "Chaucer, House of Fame" (pp. 355-83) that describes HF and characterizes Chaucer's treatment of literary reputation as unusual in lacking the "moralistic slant" of his predecessors, opting instead for a "disillusioned…

Cartlidge, Neil.   Studies in the Age of Chaucer 39 (2017): 57-97.
Discredits the idea that the Eagle's disquisition on sound in HF is conventional Aristotelianism, mediated by Robert Grosseteste or Walter Burley, arguing that the details of the multiplying ripples and the combination of science and myth were…

Binski, Paul.   New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013.
Describes and illustrates the "visual arts as a whole" in late medieval England. The index records some twenty references to Chaucer, including a section on HF (pp. 345–48) that shows that "the two largest passages of writing about architecture at…

Rand, Kari Anne.   Studia Neophilologica 87 (2015): 15-35
Presents new evidence that "shows that the author [of Equat] was not Chaucer," connecting the unique manuscript of the treatise (Cambridge, Peterhouse, MS 75.I) with the work and life of John Westwyk, a monk of Tynemouth. Includes paleographical…

Meyer, Shannon Rae.   Dissertation Abstracts International A76.07 (2015): n.p.
Considers "the trope of the female body entowered" in selected romances and lyrics, BD, and the Paston letters.

Liendo, Elizabeth.   Philological Quarterly 96.4 (2017): 405-24.
Seeks to understand BD as an exploration of (male) grief beyond its presumed historical occasion and to relate the subject and structure of the poem by explicating the recurring references to literal and metaphorical nakedness--especially that of…

Fumo, Jamie C.   Exemplaria 28 (2016): 277-96.
Adapts the "gift theory" of Jacques Derrida; considers the historical context of the marriage of John of Gaunt and Blanche of Lancaster; and focuses on the scene of White's ring-giving (as reported by the Black Knight), considering the poem itself as…
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